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Batting Averages and Sex Improvement

Batting Averages and Sex Improvement

Concussions are linked to lower batting averages in the first 2 weeks a player returns to the field, according to a new study.

DEA warns of a surge in fentanyl deaths.

Blue Shield of California loses its exemption from state taxes.

Has mechanical medicine crippled physicians’ minds, asks Stephen Vaughn, MD.

Extended breastfeeding linked to higher IQ and income, suggests a Brazilian study that followed infants up to age 30, reports CNN.

In case you missed it: Chocolate cake.

Wellness is about more than effectiveness, the value equation should include fairness as well, argues a blogger at Health Affairs.

To improve a woman’s sex life sleep more, that's how The New York Times sums up a survey study.

Speaking of the Times—wearables may be inaccurate, but linking them to cancer? Slate calls out the Gray Lady for fearmongering.

Prince Charles is planning a visit to the US, and Slate takes a look at all the homeopathy and quackery that he’s peddled over the years—which has earned him the nickname Quacktitioner Royal.

Other media outlets catching on: Why is insulin so expensive? And here’s MedPage Today’s reporting from last September.

Here’s how to beat the placebo effect.

USA Today highlights a JAMA study that links higher death rates in dementia patients given antipsychotics.

Over at The Atlantic, an EM doc’s take on Bill Gates’ NEJM article explaining how to prevent the next Ebola.

Twenty-seven people at a Kansas City high school have tested positive for tuberculosis.

Drug and device makers are being hit with more securities fraud lawsuits.

 

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